November 11, 2011
GES Investment Services won the award for Best ESG consulting/research house at the IPE-TBLI Group ESG Leaders Awards ceremony late last night in London.
According to the judges, GES Investment Services “receives this award for its long-standing expertise, which has been lead by its solid and sustainable management. Furthermore, GES built an impressive client base in the Northern Europe, constantly developing its services with an exceptional Scandinavian touch. Over the past years, its focus on “Engagement” has enabled the company’s “Engagement Forum” to be recognized as a unique and noteworthy client-focused platform. Finally, the company has an excellent corporate communications strategy.”
Magnus Furugård, President and Managing Director of GES Investment Services, said:
“After nearly 20 years in business, it is with great pleasure we accept this award. We especially appreciate the recognition of our focus on Engagement and long-term development of our unique engagement platform GES Engagement Forum. The award is certainly an inspiration to continue our efforts in this direction.”
The ESG Leaders Awards is Investment & Pensions Europe-TBLI Group’s dedicated awards for those active in the Environment Social Governance (ESG) area. The aim of the awards is to turn the spotlight on the investors and practitioners to give long overdue recognition to their achievement and success. They honour pension fund investors and service providers alike for performance, transparency and innovation within the ESG sector.
The winners of the five award categories were:
1. Best investor in ESG – ERAPF
2. Best ESG consulting/research – GES Investment Services
3. Most innovative development in ESG – Maplecroft
4. Best asset manager investing in ESG – Generation Investment Management LLP
5. Outstanding contribution to development of ESG or ESG investing – Mr Ivo Knoepfel